Thanksgiving Quotes – Funny, Family, Friends, Food and Thanks

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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

From indigestion to turkey and all the fixings.

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain

My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
Rita Rudner

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Irv Kupcinet

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Erma Bombeck

Most turkeys taste better the day after my mother’s tasted better the day before.
Rita Rudner

It was a turkey He could never have stood upon his legs, that bird He would have snapped ’em off short in a minute, like sticks of sealing wax.
Charles Dickens

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half – times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Erma Bombeck

The arrogance of the young is a direct result of not having known enough consequences. The turkey that every day greedily approaches the farmer who tosses him grain is not wrong. It is just that no one ever told him about Thanksgiving.
Harry Golden

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Oscar Wilde

Food – third helpings and beyond

It wouldn’t be the fourth Thursday in November (sorry Canada) without a spread of food (quotes).

Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table.
William Shakespeare

For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything – than he does of his dinner.
Samuel Johnson

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast
Melody Beattie

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
James Beard

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
Samuel Pepys

A fully gorged belly never produced a sprightly mind.
Jeremy Taylor

He hath eaten me out of house and home.
William Shakespeare

Ah ! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest, When the gray – haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care – wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before . What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
John Greenleaf Whittier

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens

Family, Friends and Hospitality

One of the best items on the Thanksgiving menu is NOT on the menu, family and friends of course (not “a course”). A few quotes of appreciation for family, friends and home are served up next.

Hospitality sitting with gladness.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Where thou art, that is home.
Emily Dickinson

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
Mother Teresa

The ornaments of a home are the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt and puts the stranger at once at his ease.
Washington Irving

The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family
Mother Teresa

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness
John C Maxwell

Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board; but let truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
Maya Angelou

I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
Washington Irving

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded
Jennifer Ellison

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen

Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.
William Shakespeare

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
Washington Irving

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words of Gratitude

A few quotes on thankfulness to remember on Thanksgiving and all year long.

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.
Alexander Pope

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W.T. Purkiser

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Our blessings are the least heeded, because the most common events of life.
Hosea Ballou

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Victor Hugo

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude.
E.P. Powell

Thank you for reading and whether your feast be food, family and friends, thankfulness or all of these, may you enjoy what you have.

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